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SEAlebrity Octopus Week

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February 17–25, 2024

Time for a cephalopod celebration!

Join us for SEAlebrity Octopus Week at the Seattle Aquarium. Come experience hands-on activities at the Aquarium February 17–19, check out Lightning Talks: Cephalopods on February 22, and participate in a stamp rally featuring the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game February 23–25. 

Come face-to face with a SEAlebrity giant Pacific octopus and learn why they are considered so intelligent and intriguing. 

Octopus week offerings

February 17–19

Fun, hands-on activities at the Aquarium

Join us at the Aquarium Saturday, February 17 through Monday, February 19, for special hands-on activities showcasing the amazing octopus, their relatives and their adaptations. Additional daily activities include:

  • 10:30am Parachute game at Puget Sound Hall
  • 11am Story time at Puget Sound Hall
  • 11:15am Octopus feeding at the octopus habitat
  • 1:45pm Story time at Puget Sound Hall 
  • 2:15pm Octopus enrichment at the octopus habitat
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February 22

Lightning Talks: Cephalopods

Join us Thursday, February 22 at 6pm for this free virtual event! Five speakers will each have five minutes to dazzle you with information about octopuses and other cephalopods. Audience members also have the chance to ask questions afterward.

This event will stream live on our YouTube channel at 6pm. Visit our Lightning Talks event page to learn more and to register for free.

February 23–25

Stamp rally featuring the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game

Come participate in an exciting stamp rally featuring characters from the Animal Crossing™: New Horizons game on the Nintendo Switch™ system. Stop by to get a postcard featuring octopus characters and, as always, a collectible pin for completing the rally (while supplies last).

Stamp rally participation is free with Seattle Aquarium admission.

Learn more about our Animal Crossing: New Horizons partnership.

*Please note: On February 23 the stamp rally will begin at 3:30pm—if you’re looking to avoid the weekend crowds, we encourage you to stop by during the Friday afternoon time.

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